Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Fleecemakers Fibers Batt Giveaway!


Remember how smitten I was with this Fleecemakers Aurora Borealis batt? It's so gorgeous and sparkly!! I am a little late on posting, as I don't see any in the shop right now!

Don't you feel good about supporting small fiber farms? I know I do. I think I might have preached about buying local and indie a little too much over the weekend, my family was having a hard time listening to me! We can feel good about buying from Elizabeth and her flock- which started as one of her children's 4-H projects!

We're giving away this gorgeous batt set today! Just visit Fleecemakers, find something you love, and write about it in the comments section below. Extra points for facebook and twitter updates about it!

Monday, November 29, 2010

Giveaway Bonanza Winners!!

What a busy last couple of weeks!! Now to really get the needles clacking for holiday gifts!

To the following winners:
Please email me at phatfiber at yahoo dot com with your address so that these can be mailed out to you.

barbara143 on rav : you won the Kamasuutra glove kit!

Fiber-Fancy: you won the Modernspin fiber !

Jessica: you won the booknerd handspun !

Amanda: You won the Inspiration Fibers batt!

Tara: You won the WCMercantile fiber!

Perrin: You won the BitsyKnits Kit!

Sensistar: You won the Texas Alpaca baby Alpaca!

Misty Northrop: You won the MamaJudes holiday fiber!

Janette: You won the Farmgirchic soap set!

Tuttle DB: You won the The Dyeing Arts Yarn!!

Melanie: You won the FunHouse Fibers Batt !

Congratulations everyone- I will be starting another round very soon!!

Friday, November 26, 2010

Black Friday/Cyber Monday!

Why muscle your way through the crowds this Friday? Stay home and shop in your pjamas!

Several of our phatties are having wonderful Black Friday/Cyber Monday sales!

Check out this thread:
http://www.ravelry.com/discuss/phat-fiber-sampler-box/1399091/1-25

Hope your Friday is wonderful!

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Funhouse Fibers Batt Giveaway!


Happy Thanksgiving! We have a really fun (excuse the pun) giveaway today! It's a gorgeous "Arctic Sea" colorway from FunhouseFibers- a cool blue and turquoise batt with a hint of angelina.

Miki is new to Phat Fiber, but already I can see great things from her and her shop! She created a really informative video on spinning beads into batts using her beaded spinning funkits-another great idea!!

Please visit Funhouse Fibers today (it's ok, you have time between basting the bird) and find something you love. Come on back here and leave a comment about what you love most. We'll be drawing for a winner early next week!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

They Dyeing Arts Absinthe Sock Yarn Giveaway!


I don't know if you know yet, but Tara of The Dyeing Arts is Shearlock's Choice this month! We especially loved Tara's work for November! If you didn't get one in your box (or if you did) you may want to convo her and see if she can create more- it was soo beautiful!!

Tara's October submission was a beautiful purple/green sock yarn she dubbed "Absinthe" which fit perfectly into the Steampunk box.

Included in this sock yarn giveaway are these beautiful blue ribbon stitch markers. I've never seen markers quite like them, and I just love them!! Please visit The Dyeing Arts today, find something you love, and write about it in the comments section below. Please keep checking back during our giveaway bonanza!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

FarmgirlChic Handmade Soap Giveaway!


Can't figure out to get that someone who has everything? I'm telling you, handmade soap does the trick every time!! If you've never experienced *real* handmade soap, you'll be amazed at how soft and moisturized your skin feels after use. This is really important during dry skin season!

Farmgirlchic has created some decadent soaps recently with delicate scents! You've got this gift in the bag! Speaking of bags, she's got those too!!

We're giving away a trio sampler set today, just visit Farmgirlchic, find something you love, and come back and write about it here in the comments section. We'll be drawing for a winner after Thanksgiving. Keep checking back for more sweet giveaways!

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Mama Judes Holiday Fiber Giveaway!


Our holiday heroine, Mama Jude has once again cooked up some yummy plant dyed fiber for us this year! She's also included some really cute add-ins to make a neat art yarns!!

Lucky for us, she has begun a new 25% off sale!! That means you can shop til your heart's content and all of that will be calculated automatically! How fun will that be while you're waiting for that Turkey to thaw/cook :)

Please visit MamaJude's today, find something you like, and write about it in the comments section below. This will continue our giveaway bonanza, keep checking back for more!

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Texas Alpaca Fiber Baby Alpaca fiber Giveaway!


I almost wrote: Baby Alpaca Giveaway! Weee that would be fun!! In all seriousness, why not let the experts at Texas Alpaca Fiber take care of the 'pacas and you enjoy the beautiful results!

There are some gorgeous new listings over in the shop- check out the Alpaca and Tussah silk! Yumm!!

We're giving away this gorgeous and luxurious 2 oz of baby soft, baby alpaca! Just visit Texas Alpaca Fiber, find something you love, and write about it in the comments section below. We'll be giving away lots more beautiful yarn and fiber through Thanksgiving, please check back!

Bitsy Knits Beaded Cuff Kit Giveaway!


The boxes are arriving! Some of you may see a beautiful beaded cuff pattern by Bitsy Knits inside- lucky! I think this would be both a wonderful introduction to beaded knitting and a quick gift for a special someone.

This topic came up in the rav group recently, how does warming your wrists help keep you warm? Your wrists are actually a big source of heat loss like your head and neck- keeping them covered will raise your overall body temp and help keep you toasty this winter ;)

Bisty has a beautiful shop- please check it out today, find something you love, and come back and comment about it. That will enter you to win this beautiful kit! We'll be giving stuff away every day, so check back!

Friday, November 19, 2010

WC Mercantile Bonfire at Night Fiber Giveaway!


OMG is this stuff gorgeous, or what?! Bonfire at Night is a deep Navy merino and a gorgeous, glossy bamboo in gold. I would LOVE to see this spun up- I think it would be gorgeous plied together.

If you haven't visited WCMercantile lately, be prepared to be overwhelmed- but in a very very good way. It's like a big candy shop for spinners! Marcus and I were fortunate to be able to visit over the summer and it was truly amazing!

Please visit WCMercantile, find something you love, and post about it below. We'll be giving away this gorgeous fiber! This is part of our giveaway bonanza- please keep checking back everyday!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Inspiration Fibers Batt Giveaway!



New Phattie alert!! Meet Amanda from Inspiration Fibers. She created these beauuutiful light up samples for the November box. She had a few in her shop earlier so, if you want one, you may be able to convo her and ask to get another one.

Inspiration Fibers
is just loaded with fibery goodness- you're going to want to spend some time and look at all the wheel/spindle candy she's got there!

We're giving away this beautiful Seasons of Light batt! Just visit Inspiration Fibers, find something you love, and write about it in the comments section below. This is part of our giveaway bonanza so keep checking back every day for more!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Booknerd Handspun Giveaway!


If you haven't visited Bookworm's Etsy shop, I think you're in for a treat! I had this whole idea planned out to tell you how cool it was that Allison is a Librarian, but then I happened to read her profile page and thought I would just share that with you. It's much better written than what I would have come up with!

Book Nerd's Handmade is the sum arts & crafts output of a professional librarian and book historian.

The shop is full of geekery, but also purpose driven: wanting to know more about the history of book production and textile design, Librarian Allison endeavors to just do it herself – and learn from experience.

Spinning yarn, making paper from rags, binding journals, printing broadsides... these activities help to inform an understanding of the challenges and techniques involved in historical methods, as well as an appreciation for the universal principles of design.

The end result is a set of finished objects and supplies created with a retrospective outlook on contemporary art.

We're giving away these TWO spindle spun skeins!! Just visit Booknerd, find something you love, and write about it in the comments section below. Remember to retweet/facebook for extra entries!

Monday, November 15, 2010

Modern Spin Giveaway!

Modern Spin has moved over to Artfire! If you didn't get a chance to watch our November sneak peek video, we featured Magan's beautiful "By Candlelight" batts which came in a glass votive! If you head on over to her shop, she still has some for sale if you hurry.

We're giving away this gorgeous "Violetta" 80% Merino 20% Tussah silk braid in really yummy purple/pinks. Just hop on over to Modern Spin, find something you love, and write about it here in the comments section. We'll be giving things away through Thanksgiving, so keep checking back for the big winner announcement!

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Namaste Fingerless Mitts Kit Giveaway from Kamasuutra !


Squee!! I'm so excited about this giveaway! I purchased a kit myself and have just started knitting it- so lovely! I think the yarn I have is even brighter and more vibrant in person if that is possible!

I have to admit, I have done hardly any colorwork at all, but this seems doable for some reason, perhaps the excitement I feel over the variegated yarn. Speaking of doable- let me tell you about KamaSuutra's newest line of self striping sock yarns- it's called Maya Magic stripe and it's amazing! If you do socks or mitts with a circumference of 55-66 stitches it stripes every 2 rows. It really is magical! I happen to really love the Evil Genius colorway... just sayin' ;) You can contact Rue and pre-order your Maya Magic yarn and be the first to get some!

We're giving away this gorgeous yarn+pattern kit! Just visit Kamasuutra fiber arts and find something that you love, write about it in the comments section below, and we'll be drawing in a couple of weeks- we're kicking of a big giveaway bash with giveaways every day!

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Stitch Marker Winners!

Winners!!

Tinker Tots and justthreadtwiddling!!

Please email me with your addresses and I"ll get them mailed out asap ;)

Guess what?! I've got a huge giveaway marathon coming up leading right into Thanksgiving and BlackFriday/CyberMonday! Keep Checking back for giveaways every day!

Friday, November 12, 2010

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Boutique Stitch Marker sets from Lady Danio Giveaway!!



Sorry for not posting yesterday- I missed you guys!! To make up for it, let's have a double giveaway shall we? The beautiful Sarah of Lady Danio sent in 2 beautiful sets of stitch markers to give to 2 lucky commenters!

These are really no ordinary stitch markers. Sarah uses boutique and vintage jewelry findings to create these elegant tools. As a knitter, I would love to receive a special stitch marker set like this for the upcoming holidays- great stocking stuffers, people!

Please visit Lady Danio, find something you love, and write about it in the comments section belowo- while you're there, make sure you check out Sarah's gorgeous November samples! Be sure and twitter, facebook etc to gain extra entries and help spread the word about these gorgeous beaded delights!

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Winners this week!

Winners!! Congratulations!!

Please email me phatfiber at yahoo dot com with your address info and I'll get these shipped asap!

Silja! You won the mamajudes batt!!

Michelle ! You won the Galesart bfl/silk roving!!!

Kristin ! You won the Garilynn seraphina kit !!


More awesome giveaways coming up!!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Garilynn Seraphina Kit Giveaway!




Did you get a Seraphina Neck Corset pattern in your October box? No worries if you didn't! Garilynn has plenty stocked today! What a great way to dress up a plain blouse with a little Victorian flair! I'm really liking the lace addition technique- this pattern is an easy bottom up design!

I'm actually quite excited about Garilynn's new project bags. Gari claims to have a fabric stash larger than her yarn stash- so help clear some room and organize your holiday knitting! Gari calls them "necessary bags" and I think you'll find them indispensable!

We're giving away a gorgeous Seraphina Neck Corset kit today, yarn, pattern and project bag! Please visit Gari's shop, find something you love, and come back here and post to enter! Please help us out with extra FB and twitter updates too! We'll count those as extra entries in the giveaway.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

GalesArt Amethyst and Rust Giveaway!



Drooling yet? I am! Gales Art created an amazing colorway for the October box- Amethyst and Rust is just glorious! I love these colors and I can't wait to see someone spin this up. The gold playing off of the amethyst is full of win.

I am a huge fan of Gale's work- especially the BFL swirl fiber- yum!! I have yet to spin this luxurious bfl/silk combo but it looks incredibly divine!

We're giving away this 4 oz of bfl/silk in Amethyst and Rust! Just visit Galesart, find something you love, and write about it in the comments section below. Your extra FB updates and twittering will net you additional entries!

Monday, November 1, 2010

Mama Judes Time Police Uniform Fiber Giveaway!


I thought MamaJudes's interpretation for the Steampunk box was wonderful! Her "Time police uniform" really captured the essence of army fatiques! What you don't see in the picture is the fabulous gears and baubles she has included in a little packet to add in to your spinning.

If you have ever eaten organic or locally grown fruit and compared it to conventionally grown stuff you can totally taste the difference (I can at least!). It's just like that when buying plant-dyed fiber! I love the earthy undertones and true-to-nature rainbow of colors that can be achieved with plant dyes! I love knitting with MamaJude's yarn on warm wooden bamboo needles with a warm cup of tea... ahh the simple things!!

We're giving away this luscious Merino/silk/bfl/mohair/glitz add-in batt away today! Just visit MamaJudes, find something you love, and come back and write about it in the comments section below. We'll count those extra tweets and fb updates as extra entries! Thanks for helping spread the news about this lovely shop!

Weekend Giveaway winner and a scary pic!


Hope you had a great Halloween! My little witch and vampire did!

Congratulations Lisa!!! (IL) You WON the sparkly fairy SAL!

Please email me phatfiber at yahoo dot com with your mailing info so that I can get it to Rachel.

More incredibly luscious giveaways this week!